Dr. Richard Muller takes helm as IARPA director

On April 17, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the Intelligence Community (IC), I am excited to welcome Dr. Richard ‘Rick’ Muller as the Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). Dr. Muller takes the helm of IARPA after heading the Department of Energy’s Quantum Systems Accelerator and managing the Advanced Microsystems Group at Sandia National Laboratories, among an array of other accomplishments.”

“His impressive credentials are rooted in science, academia, and leadership — all of which uniquely empower him to oversee technological innovation and scientific discovery for the IC. I look forward to working with him as we tackle some of the IC’s toughest challenges.”

“Dr. Muller succeeds Dr. Catherine Marsh, who will retire after contributing more than 20 years of extraordinary service to the IC, serving as IARPA Director for the past four years and previously as the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology’s Chief Scientist. Under her leadership, IARPA introduced 27 new high-risk, high-payoff research programs and brought many next-generation innovations to our community and national security enterprise.”

“I want to thank Catherine for her tireless efforts and exemplary leadership. She will be greatly missed by many, and I wish her all the best in the future!”

Source: ODNI

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